Sale will be replaced Hector Santiago on Wednesday but is expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Cubs. He has struck out 19 and has not allowed a run over his last 23 innings of work. Sale is 4-0 with a 1.18 ERA in his last five starts.
Casilla wore a brace to help alleviate a cyst on his right knee since early. He is 3-2 with a 1.89 ERA and one save in 21 appearances.
Weaver is making what could be his last extended spring training appearance Wednesday on the same day that Blanton is scheduled to start next.
Blanton is 0-7 on the year with an ugly 6.62 ERA after nine starts. His WHIP is 1.97 and he's struck out 35 over 50 1/3 innings.
Walden made it through a few sessions of long toss Tuesday without pain, and said his shoulder is feeling better.
"[My shoulder] is strong right now," Walden said. "I played catch today and it was better than it has been almost all season."
Walden is expected to go through a bullpen session and at least one minor-league rehab assignment before he is activated. The Braves could really use the help in the bullpen, after placing two pitchers on the disabled list with season-ending elbow surgery in the last week.
Ventura worked out Beckham at shortstop during spring break but never used him in a game. Ventura wants to see if he is capable of handling a limited role at shortstop on days when Alexei Ramirez is not in the lineup.
"When everybody starts getting healthy you can only fit so many people in certain spots," Ventura said. "Alexei is the shortstop. But in case you need somebody there, is (Beckham) able to do that? That's more of a reason to have him do it. I want him to play second base here. But for one game, or if something happens before you could get somebody up here, would he be able to do it? … You start to find out if he's comfortable."
Beckham, who played shortstop in college, has gone 6 for 13 with two RBI in three rehab games and could be back with the White Sox at the end of the week.
"[Vitters] is the priority, put it that way," Dale Sveum told MLB.com Tuesday. "Who knows about third baseman of the future, but he's a priority to develop as that guy. The guy was a first-round pick and the guy can swing the bat. We still have to develop him with the thought of him being our third baseman some day. He's got power, he can swing, he can hit a fastball. But there's a lot of development left in him."
Vitters is still more of a developmental prospect, stuck behind current third baseman Luis Valbuena, who is fourth on the team with an .811 onbase plus slugging percentage.
Hanson has been away from the team since early May following the death of his step brother. The Angels were hoping to get him back Saturday, but would like him to get some work at extended spring training first.
Quentin has played just twice since May 15. He is hitting .200 (5 for 25) in his last seven games played.
Howard had a cortisone injection in the knee and hopes that he will be able to play through any lingering issues moving forward.